Who’s ready to experience the Pizza of Champions

Who’s ready to experience the Pizza of Champions?!

May is going to be a hot month at Caliente Pizza & Draft House as we are loaded up with special events revolving around our two greatest passions: pizza and beer.

Back in March, our crew traveled to Las Vegas for the International Pizza Expo and came back to Pittsburgh with multiple honors. Among those honors were #1 and #2 Best Pizzas in the World spanning two separate categories, once again showcasing the talent of our pizza-making crew and proving there’s a phoenix rising from the City of Champions regarding handcrafted pies. And throughout May, we are giving you a chance to give both creations a try at all four of our Caliente locations throughout Pittsburgh!

Each full week of May will see the Wagyu Beef Truffle Fromage created by Regional Pizza Chef Eric Von Hansen and Oz Turcan’s Turkish-inspired pizza born from a 76-year old family recipe featuring delicious ricotta cheese hit our menu at each location. These limited edition pizzas will be for dine-in only. Here’s where you can experience these award-winning pizzas at your favorite Caliente spot:

Tuesday, May 8th thru Thursday, May 10th – Hampton Township
Tuesday, May 15th thru Thursday, May 17th – Aspinwall
Tuesday, May 22nd thru Thursday, May 24th – Mount Lebanon
Tuesday, May 29th thru Thursday, May 31st – Bloomfield

We also have a great month of beer-centric events on the calendar for you to enjoy, including a launch party for Cigar City as they hit the Pittsburgh market, an evening in Aspinwall with brewery representatives from one of our favorite breweries, and a formerly pub exclusive beer that found its way to our tap rotation.

On May 24th, we are doing our next collaboration beer with Southern Tier Brewing Company. But this time, we are adding a special bonus. We want to know why YOUshould brew with us! Submit a 60-second video pleading your case and one lucky entrant will get to participate in the creation of Caliente’s next collaboration. This contest coincides with a glass giveaway and contest kickoff party going down across all locations on Friday, May 11th.

Here’s the full schedule of beer events this month:

Bloomfield

Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm – Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale Draft Release and Glass Giveaway
Sunday, May 6th – Pittsburgh Marathon Special! All Day – $5 22oz. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Drafts
Friday, May 11th at 7:00pm – Southern Tier Glass Giveaway and Video Contest Kickoff Party
Friday, May 18th at 7:00pm – Cigar City Brewing Launch Party
Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm – SPECIAL TAPPING: Deschutes Fruit Boots NE IPA – a pub exclusive that made its way to Caliente! This special tapping will also include a Deschutes glass giveaway.

Hampton Township

Friday, May 4th at 6:00pm – Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale Draft Release and Glass Giveaway
Friday, May 11th at 6:00pm – Southern Tier Glass Giveaway and Video Contest Kickoff Party
Friday, May 18th at 6:00pm – Cigar City Brewing Launch Party
Friday, May 25th at 6:00pm – SPECIAL TAPPING: Deschutes Fruit Boots NE IPA – a pub exclusive that made its way to Caliente! This special tapping will also include a Deschutes glass giveaway.

Mount Lebanon

Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm – Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale Draft Release and Glass Giveaway
Friday, May 11th at 7:00pm – Southern Tier Glass Giveaway and Video Contest Kickoff Party
Friday, May 18th at 7:00pm – Cigar City Brewing Launch Party
Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm – SPECIAL TAPPING: Deschutes Fruit Boots NE IPA – a pub exclusive that made its way to Caliente! This special tapping will also include a Deschutes glass giveaway.

Aspinwall

Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm – Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale Draft Release and Glass Giveaway
Friday, May 11th at 7:00pm – Southern Tier Glass Giveaway and Video Contest Kickoff Party
Friday, May 15th at 7:00pm – Meet the Brewery Rep from Hoppin’ Frog Draft Event
Friday, May 18th at 7:00pm – Cigar City Brewing Launch Party
Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm – SPECIAL TAPPING: Deschutes Fruit Boots NE IPA – a pub exclusive that made its way to Caliente! This special tapping will also include a Deschutes glass giveaway.

See you this May at Caliente!

Welcome to March

Welcome to March! This is always an exciting month in the ‘Burgh as it typically brings us a sneak preview of the good weather to come. Then, the ugly stuff comes back and makes us wonder whether all that global warming talk is fully legit.

But let’s take the good with the bad. As we enter the home stretch with Spring serving as the finish line, we are bringing some big things your way throughout the entire month of March.

First off, have you signed up for the Caliente VIP list? It’s what all the cool kids are doing and it gives you an opportunity to get a special gift along with connection to special offers, events, and more. Click here to sign up!

Now, a couple questions that we need you to answer very seriously:

  • Are you a March Madness bracket expert?
  • Would you like FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR?!

If you answered yes to either of these questions, March is going to be a great month for you! Submit your NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket picks at any of our four Caliente locations in Bloomfield, Mt. Lebanon, Hampton Township, or Aspinwall and the winning bracketeer will win FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR! PLUS, as an added bonus, the HOTTEST bracket at each location will win a Yuengling Outdoor Fire Pit.

 

For the past two years, our crew has participated and won multiple awards at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, including Best Pan Pizza in the World in 2016 thanks to the delicious Quack Attack created by our Executive Pizza Chef Eric Von Hansen. We are happy to report we’ll be returning to the Expo March 18th thru 23rd and our crew is bringing an extra suitcase to haul all the hardware they plan to win back to Pittsburgh! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and stay up to date on what unfolds as we add to our title of Pizza of Champions.

As always, we’ve got events lined up at all four locations to kick your weekends off in style throughout March. In addition, we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in style with day-long celebrations AND a special breakfast at our Mount Lebanon location.

Here’s this month’s full lineup:

Bloomfield

Friday, March 2nd starting at 7:00pm
First Friday Firkin featuring Helltown Brewing – First Friday Firkins returns! Stop in and enjoy a special tapping from the Helltown crew.

Friday, March 9th starting at 7:00pm
Ayinger Brewery Keep the Glass Night – Buy any Ayinger draft from the lineup and receive a complimentary glass to take home.
Friday, March 16th starting at 7:00pm 
Left Hand Brewing Keep the Glass Night – Buy any draft from our friends at Left Hand Brewing and go home with a complimentary glass from the brewery.
Saturday, March 17th starting at 11:00am 
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – It’s Parade Day in Pittsburgh…and one of the biggest parties of the year will be unfolding all over town. Join us as we bring you specials throughout the day and celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish in true Caliente style!
Friday, March 23rd starting at 7:00pm 
Hoppin’ Frog Rare Keg Tapping – Our friends at Hoppin’ Frog are always hooking us up with something rare and fun and tonight is no exception. What will we be tapping? Get to Bloomfield and find out.
Friday, March 30th starting at 7:00pm
Dogfish Head Keep the Glass Night – Purchase any draft from Dogfish Head that graces our menu for the night and receive a complimentary glass to add to your collection at home.

Hampton Township

Friday, March 2nd starting at 6:00pm
Stone Brewing Keep the Glass Night – Buy any draft from Stone Brewing and receive a pint glass to take home!

Friday, March 9th starting at 6:00pm
Ayinger Brewery Keep the Glass Night – Buy any Ayinger draft from the lineup and receive a complimentary glass to take home.
Friday, March 16th starting at 6:00pm 
Left Hand Brewing Keep the Glass Night – Buy any draft from our friends at Left Hand Brewing and go home with a complimentary glass from the brewery.
Saturday, March 17th starting at 11:00am 
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – It’s Parade Day in Pittsburgh…and one of the biggest parties of the year will be unfolding all over town. Join us as we bring you specials throughout the day and celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish in true Caliente style!
Friday, March 23rd starting at 6:00pm 
Hoppin’ Frog Rare Keg Tapping – Our friends at Hoppin’ Frog are always hooking us up with something rare and fun and tonight is no exception. What will we be tapping? Get to Hampton Township and find out.
Friday, March 30th starting at 6:00pm
Dogfish Head Keep the Glass Night – Purchase any draft from Dogfish Head that graces our menu for the night and receive a complimentary glass to add to your collection at home.

Mount Lebanon

Friday, March 2nd starting at 7:00pm
First Friday Firkin featuring East End Brewing – First Friday Firkins returns! Stop in and enjoy a special tapping from the East End crew.

Friday, March 9th starting at 7:00pm
Ayinger Brewery Keep the Glass Night – Buy any Ayinger draft from the lineup and receive a complimentary glass to take home.
Friday, March 16th starting at 7:00pm 
Left Hand Brewing Keep the Glass Night – Buy any draft from our friends at Left Hand Brewing and go home with a complimentary glass from the brewery.
Saturday, March 17th starting at 7:00am 
St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and All-Day Celebration – It’s Parade Day in Pittsburgh…and one of the biggest parties of the year will be unfolding all over town. Join us as we kick things off with breakfast, then bring you specials throughout the day.
Friday, March 23rd starting at 7:00pm 
Hoppin’ Frog Rare Keg Tapping – Our friends at Hoppin’ Frog are always hooking us up with something rare and fun and tonight is no exception. What will we be tapping? Get to Bloomfield and find out.
Friday, March 30th starting at 7:00pm
Dogfish Head Keep the Glass Night – Purchase any draft from Dogfish Head that graces our menu for the night and receive a complimentary glass to add to your collection at home.

Aspinwall

Friday, March 2nd starting at 7:00pm
Stone Brewing Keep the Glass Night – Buy any draft from Stone Brewing and receive a pint glass to take home!

Friday, March 9th starting at 7:00pm
Ayinger Brewery Keep the Glass Night – Buy any Ayinger draft from the lineup and receive a complimentary glass to take home.
Friday, March 16th starting at 7:00pm 
Left Hand Brewing Keep the Glass Night – Buy any draft from our friends at Left Hand Brewing and go home with a complimentary glass from the brewery.
Saturday, March 17th starting at 8:00am 
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – It’s Parade Day in Pittsburgh…and one of the biggest parties of the year will be unfolding all over town. Join us as we bring you specials throughout the day and celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish in true Caliente style!
Friday, March 23rd starting at 7:00pm 
Hoppin’ Frog Rare Keg Tapping – Our friends at Hoppin’ Frog are always hooking us up with something rare and fun and tonight is no exception. What will we be tapping? Get to Hampton Township and find out.
Friday, March 30th starting at 7:00pm
Dogfish Head Keep the Glass Night – Purchase any draft from Dogfish Head that graces our menu for the night and receive a complimentary glass to add to your collection at home.
Jason M. Cercone

Caliente Brand to Aspinwall and Fox Chapel Communities

It’s been a wild ride over the past couple of months, but it’s all been worth it. We are happy to report our 4th location in Aspinwall is officially up and running! We couldn’t have done it without you. Your support and loyalty to Caliente has allowed us to bring our award-winning pizza and stellar tap lineup to four exceptional corners of Pittsburgh. We are truly excited to bring the Caliente brand to the Aspinwall and Fox Chapel communities and share our love of great food, great beer, and great times with everyone.

Now that our 4th spot is officially open, the question looms: Where do we open #5? Stay tuned…

As is our M.O., we are kicking things off in Aspinwall this month with a special craft beer tapping. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sly Fox to bring the first of their new Lemonade Wheat offering to Pittsburgh. Our Aspinwall store is getting the only barrel of this beer in the city until May and we are tapping it on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00pm for your enjoyment. Representatives from Sly Fox will be in the house as well with swag and giveaways. Join us and be the first in town to taste this beauty.

We’ve also partnered up with three other great breweries to bring you some Friday night fun throughout the month. Kick off your weekends in style by enjoying a smattering of options from New Belgium, Founders, and our Brewery of the Month: Evil Twin!

Here’s this month’s event schedule:

Friday, February 9th at all four Caliente locations – A Night with New Belgium Brewing
6:00pm start time in Hampton Township
7:00pm start times in Bloomfield, Mount Lebanon, and Aspinwall

Friday, February 16th at all four Caliente locations – A Night with Founders Brewing
6:00pm start time in Hampton Township
7:00pm start times in Bloomfield, Mount Lebanon, and Aspinwall

Thursday, February 22nd – Sly Fox Lemonade Wheat Tapping
7:00pm start time in Aspinwall

Friday, February 23rd at all four Caliente locations – A Night with Evil Twin Brewing
6:00pm start time in Hampton Township
7:00pm start times in Bloomfield, Mount Lebanon, and Aspinwall

We look forward to your visit!